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State of Wayfair: Marketplace Bill Sent to West Virginia Governor (1)

March 12, 2019, 6:12 PMUpdated: March 12, 2019, 7:41 PM

West Virginia lawmakers have sent Gov. Jim Justice (R) a bill that would extend the state’s sales tax collection requirements to marketplace facilitators.

H.B. 2813 received final approval from the Legislature March 8 and is expected to become law. The pending bill would treat marketplace facilitators as out-of-state retailers and subject them to the tax collection and remittance requirements starting July 1.

Extending the collection requirements to marketplace facilitators is estimated to generate about $6.3 million in additional revenue for the state in the next fiscal year.

The proposal reflects new sales tax opportunities created under the U.S. Supreme Court’s ...